Beer Info FAQ

How many volumes of CO2 does Hefeweizen have?

How many volumes of CO2 does Hefeweizen have?

Aim for 3 to 3.5 volumes (6 to 7 g/L) of carbon dioxide, but beware—this level of carbonation can cause many “normal” beer bottles to explode. If you bottle, use a thicker glass that can handle the elevated pressure, or go with plastic PET bottles to be totally safe.

What are volumes of CO2?

The amount of carbon dioxide dissolved into a beer is measured in units called “volumes of CO2.” This gets a little technical, but a “volume” is the space that the CO2 would take up at a standard temperature (32° F) and pressure (one atmosphere) if removed from the beer.